split 1 vb split, split·ting: to divide into parts or portions: as
a: to divide into factions, parties, or groups
b: to mark (a ballot) or cast or register (a vote) so as to vote for candidates of different parties
c: to divide (stock) by issuing a larger number of shares to existing shareholders usu. without increase in total par value see also stock split
d: to divide (a cause of action) into separate parts or claims for the purpose of instituting an action for less than all
◇ Splitting a cause of action is usu. prohibited.
vi: to become divided or separated
the Supreme Court splitting five to four, sustained the law — R. H. Bork
split 2 adj
1: divided into portions, parts, or fragments
a split trial
a split stock
2: divided by or in opinion
a split court
a split decision

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun aperture, bifurcation, bisection, breach, break, chasm, chink, cleavage, cleft, crack, crater, crevice, cut, detachment, dichotomy, difference, dilaceration, dimidiation, diremption, disagreement, disassociation, discerption, disconnection, disengagement, disjunction, dismemberment, disruption, dissection, dissension, disseverance, disunion, divarication, divergence, division, divorce, divulsion, faction, fissura, fissure, fork, fracture, furrow, gap, gash, gulf, hiatus, incision, interruption, lacuna, partage, partition, perforation, quarrel, rent, rift, rima, rip, scission, scissura, scissure, sect, segmentation, segregation, separation, severance, slit, slot, subdivision, sunderance, variance associated concepts: split among the Circuit Courts, split in authority, split sentence, splitting a cause of action II verb abscind, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, bisect, break, break with, carve, chop, cleave, crack, cut, deal, detach, dichotomize, diffindere, disconnect, disjoin, dispense, dissect, dissever, distribute, disunite, divide, dole, fissure, fracture, give way, hack, halve, hew, incise, intersect, isolate, lance, mete, open, parcel out, part, part company, partition, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, scindere, section, segment, segregate, separate, sever, share, shiver, slash, slice, slit, snap, splinter, subdivide, sunder, tear, unbind, untie associated concepts: split a cause of action III index alienation (estrangement), apportion, bifurcate, break (separate), controversy (argument), cross (intersect), detach, dichotomize, dichotomy, disaccord (noun), disaccord (verb), disagree, disassociation, discord, discrepancy, disjoint, divide (separate), division (act of dividing), divisive, estrangement, feud, force (break), isolate, mete, part (separate), partial (part), rend, rift (disagreement), rift (gap), schism, separate (adjective), separate (verb), separation, sever, sort, subdivide, variance (disagreement)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To break into separate parts; to divide between two or more parties or entities.
(2) To divide a single cause of action into several parts, each of which becomes the basis for its own action.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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